Starting in Summer/Fall


There are three required elements of Transfer Orientation:

  1. Pre-Orientation Course: Starting April 7, reserved students will gain access to a Canvas course of modules covering the basics of life at our campus, to experience at your own pace. The Pre-Orientation Course must be complete one week prior to your Live Synchronous Orientation Session, and will take roughly 3.5-5 hours. New students will receive an email once the Canvas portion has opened.

  2. Academic Requirements: The Academic Advising Center at USF St. Petersburg campus will contact you starting April 5 to schedule an academic advising appointment. Your meeting with an advisor will be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your Live Orientation Session or upon availability. You will have an opportunity to discuss summer and/or fall courses and finalize course registration with an advisor.  Students should aim to complete their immunization documents and Pre-Orientation Course prior to meeting their academic advising meeting.

  3. Live Synchronous Orientation Session: On your scheduled Orientation session date, you will join Orientation Leaders and other incoming students in a Microsoft Teams Meeting. Through facilitated conversations, presentations from campus offices, and virtual activities, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, make connections, and prepare for the transition to USF. The exact schedule is still being finalized so check back later for more details.